Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
... good thing for the state of maryland. >> welcome back. an environment ally sore on the potomac is permanently shutting down. today the city of alexandria announced the potomac river generating station is closing. the 63-year-oldsal-fired power plant has been the target of fines in recent years. environmentalists argue that plants with smokestacks push air pollution through the region. there are plans to replace it with natural gas, townhomes and shops. >> ratford university is close to becoming a smoke-free campus. 51% of the students approved. smoking is currently allowed 25 feet away from campus buildings but it is banned inside university buildings. >> and check this one out. >> the maryland lottery going high-tech. officials are planning to launch the i-lottery program. it allows you to buy traditional lottery games through your computer and smartphone. you could make purchases with a debit card. >> and coming up, as the news edge at 6:00 continues on your monday, the most prized possessions of bonnie and clyde, the love-bird bandits up on the auction block. >> then a bird'
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
to have fun while learning about public safety and the environment. >> the carnival for the first time this year, and an incredible number of events out here. face painting, petting zoo, a dozen food vendors. it's all about education and fun here at fair fax county. >> and i also understand there will be an appearance of a certain peacock. this event starts at 10:00, runs to five, and the event is free. this is the second and last day of this event. we're live in fairfax county. back to you. >> derek paints quite a picture. >> i wonder if he will come back with some face paint. >> i'm wearing it, you can't tell? >> very natural look for you. >> maybe i'll go for a different picture next time. >>> new this morning, two area earthquakes rattled north texas. both quakes were centers just west of dallas texas and hit just after midnight. >> i left california, i thought i was done with earthquakes. i was in the 90s san francisco earthquake, and the so i feel like they're just following me, and here i am in texas. >> those were the '89 earthquakes, right? >> yeah. >> there are no reports of
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
's so much less expensive to use tap water. >> reporter: d.c. says tap is better for the environment. so would bottled water drinkers switch to tap after this taste test? >> i might change, yes. >> i'm going to change, yeah. >> you can still vote in the water taste test to find out the next location, go to our website nbcwashington.com. and search d.c. water. wendy and jim just tasted and you picked -- >> i picked the bottled water, but they were perfectly fine. >> you actually picked -- >> i like the "a." >> i think only because the bottled one was a little colder to me. >> i'm saying that even the guys that said -- the folks who said they couldn't tell a difference, that's a vote for d.c. tap water. >> i agree. >> save you a lot. >> save you a lot, transportation costs, green, et cetera. >> i only drink tap water at home. >>> here's doug. >> 81 degrees out there right now. yes, getting ready for rain, i think, around the metro region. we have the rain just off to the west. and severe weather, including a brand-new severe thunderstorm warning. i just told you about the one in frederick
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
to revise it and her reputation. >> when i come into an environment like hp, you know what i do? i try to figure out what this company does well, and then could we do more of that? >> reporter: but when they gave her an hp laptop a year ago, meg whitman was not impressed. >> well, i said it was a brick. and i must say, i feel a little badly. but i think they understood what i meant, which is we can do better. >> reporter: today, hp unveils its elite pad, a tablet for business and the centerpiece of a new line of products that combine hp's engineering and whitman's imprint. design. >> maybe that's the biggest change in technology over the last few years, people want something they feel proud to carry, that makes you feel great as a user. >> reporter: it's been a tough first year for whitman. hp hp's pretty and butter sales fell. whitman is cutting 29,000 jobs. a billionaire in her own right, this is not a job she needs. so why take on this high-stakes challenge? >> yeah. because hp matters. >> reporter: founded by bill hulett and dave pack arrested in a pallo alto garage, hp is the corn